Dr. Carlos Verges (born in Barcelona, 1957), graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona in 1980 and moved to Boston (USA) to perform basic research in ophthalmology, completing a PhD in Biology at the Harvard University and his doctoral thesis about the mechanisms of tear secretion, which will be basic to understand the pathology of dry eye syndromes, (Thesis submitted in Barcelona in 1983) and object of the National Research Award (1983).
After the period of basic research, Dr. Vergés carried out the specialty of ophthalmology between to places, Barcelona and Boston, obtained a Cornea Fellowship by the Department of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1985) and an Ocular Pathology Fellowship at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in London and the Hôpital de Dieu in Paris (both in1986).
In Barcelona, he made his career at the Provincial Hospital of Barcelona (Hospital Clinico Provincial), first as Deputy and then as Head of the Anterior Segment Department, where he distinguished by his contributions in the field of cataract surgery with phacoemulsification and in the field of cornea, by means of new treatments with immunosuppressants (cyclosporine) in corneal transplantation (INQUIFARMA National Award in 1985).
Because of his concern to broaden the field of ophthalmology, Dr.Vergés performed the Master in Hospital Management Services (ESADE 1990) and in 1995 obtained a Philosophy Degree. In 1991 he won a Chair Professor by public competition and became the Head of Service of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona. In 2000, he moved to the Institut Universitari Dexeus as Head of Service. In 2007 he started his clinical activity in CIMA clinic (Barcelona) that happened to be affiliated with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), where Dr. Vergés collaborated and focused on the development of new intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and new ablation profiles for presbyopia laser surgery, appearing as scientific advisor to leading companies in ophthalmology worldwide.
During these last years Dr. Vergés has taught his own program on the training of Internal Medical Residents specialists, has participated at several doctoral courses and masters specializing in anterior segment and has published numerous scientific articles in journals and books and is active member of the most important ophthalmological societies, participating actively in courses and conferences. Currently he is member of the Board of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS, AAO).
At present, he continues his clinical and medical activity in Área Oftalmológica Avanzada and his teaching and research activities in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), as well as collaborating with other national and foreign universities. His area of interest is centered in the area of cataracts and the neurophysiological mechanisms of vision, especially those related to sports.